Colorful Crochet & Crafts

Slippers à la Pip Studio

The Dutch version of this pattern can be found here.

Things you’ll need:
Basically any kind of dk/worsted/aran yarn;
I used “ByClaire Softmix”, in light pink (204 – 2 balls of 50 grams each);
Some leftover cotton, I used “ByClaire Cotton”), white (310), fuchsia (236), light green (2158);
6 mm knitting needles;
3.5 mm crochet hook (US: E/4):
Nonskid material (I used ABS Latex-Schachenmayr/Regia)
scissors, needle&thread

When I saw these knitted slippers on the internet, I simply hád to make them.
I embellished mine with the little flowers I also used for my Tunisian Crochet Stool Cover à la Pip. So now my slippers match the stool cover that my feet rest on …..

This is how I went about:
As suggested in the pattern, I made a little swatch to check how many stitches and rows I needed for my feet (a US size 7.5), and casted on 27 stitches.
When you’ve reached the length as given for your shoe size (for me after approx. 20 cm), you start decreasing stitches in the following row. First stitch is knitted, all others are k2tog, leaving me with 14 stitches. Three more rows of knitting, after which I made my last decreases: knitted 5 stitches, k2tog, knitted 5, k2tog –> 12 stitches. One more row of 12 stitches and in the next row: k2tog. I fastened off, pulled my yarn end through the last 6 stitches and used it to sew the approx. 10 cm seam from the toe up.
Lastly I folded the cast-on edge double, closed that seam as well, and tadah: first slipper ready, on to the 2nd one!
All around the opening I crocheted a little border with fuchsia/pink: 1sc-1ch-1sc etc.

I crocheted 3 flowers&leaves per slipper, just like the ones I embellished my stool cover with and hand stitched them on my slippers; the ones closest to the toe nicely hide the spot where I made my decreases from 27 to 14 stitches……
With your 3.5 mm hook and the fuchsia/pink cotton you chain 5; slip stitch in the 1st chain to form a circle; * in the ring you crochet a 9-loop puff stitch: make the loop on your hook a bit bigger, ◊ yarn over, pull up a loop through the circle ◊◊ – repeat from ◊ to ◊◊ until you have 9 loops on your hook, yarn over and pull through all 9 loops, chain 3, slip stitch into circle **; repeat from * to ** 2 more times – total of three puffs in circle; fasten off, leaving long yarn ends makes sewing your little flowers onto the slippers easier.

Attach the light green cotton into the circle with the 3 flower puffs; chain 7; starting in the 2nd stitch from your hook, you crochet: 1 slip stitch, 1sc, 1hdc, 1dc, 1hdc, 1sc; continue on the opposite side: 1sc, 1hdc, 1dc, 1hdc, 1sc, 1 slst; fasten off – leave long yarn ends.

To be safe, I added some nonskid onto the soles of my slippers.
They’re very comfortable and warm: I love them!